Lyra or Sylvie?

We’ve narrowed it down to two first names and two middle names. If it matters, our son is named [name_m]Fox[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]. Both middle names have family or cultural significance. Our surname sounds like [name_m]WALL[/name_m]-thumb. Which would you choose? We are completely stuck.

  • [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
  • [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]


I much prefer [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] is simply stunning!

I prefer [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]. [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] is magical and celestial yet grounded

[name_m]Fox[/name_m] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]! I love [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f].

You can’t go wrong with any of your combinations - you’ve narrowed it down to some lovely choices, that all go well with [name_m]Fox[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m] and your surname. Good luck!

Both names are lovely! That said, I prefer [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] as it sounds sweeter and has some cute nicknames.
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] would be my favorite, because it continues the nature theme ([name_m]Fox[/name_m] & [name_f]Marigold[/name_f])

They’re all fantastic choices and I love every single name. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] is actually one of my favourite ever combos and I’ve toyed with [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] before. If I had to choose, I’d probably go for [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]; she’s a touch feistier imo and I’m liking that right now.

I love all four options! However, my favorite is easily [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]. I think that’s absolutely lovely, especially with [name_m]Fox[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m].

I really like both and both fit with [name_m]Fox[/name_m] [name_m]Edmund[/name_m]. Out of curiosity, how do you pronounce [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]? I think I prefer [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] if it’s pronounced like lee-ruh and not lie-ruh

[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] instantly caught my eye - she’s gorgeous and I love the mix between the short, nicknamey [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and the longer [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]. I love the European feel the name has too.

I agree they are all great combos!
My top pick Is [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]. I love both names individually and together.

[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] :slight_smile:

This is such a hard choice! All the options are stunning!

Personally I think I like [name_m]Fox[/name_m] and [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] together more than [name_m]Fox[/name_m] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] is darling though.
I think I would go for [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], but honestly any choice is a good choice.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] both, so hard to choose! To me, [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] goes better with [name_m]Fox[/name_m], so I think that’s my choice. [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] would be swoon-worthy sister names!

[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] or [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

Those are the combos that I love. [name_m]Just[/name_m] go with your gut on whatever first name makes you smile wider.

[name_m]Fox[/name_m] and [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] is so cute!

I prefer [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] over [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]. Something about that x on the end gets to me, like it’s trying so hard to be cooler than [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]. [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] is so underused and classy.

[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] are both so beautiful. I love the meaning of [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] and the name in general- my only hesitation would be its trendiness. However, it could be that it’s only trendy on Nameberry and my perception is skewed because I’m on this site a lot!

[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] would probably be my choice - it’s a bit more unexpected.

If it’s pronounced LIE-rah, then [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]. If it’s pronounced LEER-ah, then [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]. [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f] (or [name_f]Silvie[/name_f]) is one of my favorite names, but w/[name_m]Fox[/name_m] I like [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] just a bit more.